Because it is subtle and textural. Yes, it will be about colour choice and scale (no pun intended). This is MD8 Snakeskin from our Modern Design range of stencils. All the MD stencils come in 4 sizes. Not only does the size of the stencil increase but also the scale. So with the animal prints, by the time you are looking at the -L and -X sizes, the scale is supersize. This is the -L (large) size. This version has been done in white and mushroom with a hint of pearlescent white on a beige wall, very pale and tonal. The idea is that it is more of a texture. The pattern is barely there. And in its larger size, is not immediately noticible as snakeskin. It doesn't matter if your walls are pale or dark or anything in between, if you stick to tones of your wall, then the effect will always be subtle. Of course what I like about it is that it is a bit adventurous. Not much, but this is supersize snakeskin afterall and not everyone's idea of a wall finish. You will know it even if most others do not realise which makes it a bit fun too. FYI, the stencil on the cushion is an art nouveau border DE191 Border No. 99.